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28th July 2017 – Chew Valley Lake

Very dull and drizzly day – not really a birding session to Chew Valley Lake, as little ones in tow, but just happened to have a camera with me so couldn’t resist.

Lesser black-backed gulls, house martins, swallows and swifts. Pied wagtail and a yellow-legged gull (2nd summer juvenile according to Ian Stapp who I was pleased to meet for the first time) and a common sandpiper. Flyover Canada geese, little egret and grey heron. Pleased that the older of the little ones could recognise most of these – younger of the little ones did well on recognition too.

MT1D5225Yellow-legged Gull

FP5A3106     Lesser black-backed Gull and Common Sandpiper

FP5A3068Swift

FP5A3096Pied Wagtail

MT1D5228 LBB Gull, Grey Heron, and Little Egret

FP5A3048LBB Gull

FP5A3090Not quite like East Anglia but very enjoyable all the same

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